NICL scam: Moonis Elahi summoned on August 11

Preliminary hearing of Moonis Elahi’s plea for acquittal adjourned. PML-Q leader summoned on August 11.

Express August 09, 2011

LAHORE: The Lahore Sessions Court has summoned Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) leader Moonis Elahi for the next National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam case hearing on August 11, Express 24/7 reported on Tuesday.

The preliminary hearing of Moonis Elahi’s plea for acquittal began in the court of District and Sessions Judge Mujahid Mustaqeem today.

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry had transferred the case to the district and sessions judge after Malik Abdul Rasheed, the judge of a special court for banking offences, refused to continue hearing the case, following a heated argument with Elahi’s lawyer on July 5.

The PML-Q leader’s lawyers requested the court to acquit him as eight witnesses had already withdrawn their statements.

The court adjourned the hearing and ordered Elahi to appear in the next hearing on August 11.